How much government is too much government?
If the neo-liberal politicians and commentariat had their way, Australia would be shrinking its government footprint even at a time in our history where massive crisis like climate change and the COVID19 pandemic has shown that there is a major role for strong, effective, and substantial government action.
In his latest essay entitled “Big: The Role of The State in the Modern Economy”, Professor Richard Denniss argues that Australians have been sold a lie about the role of government and its ability to improve the quality of our lives.
Richard Denniss is Chief Economist at the independent think tank, The Australia Institute and he’s our guest on tis week’s pod.
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